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Willow is a UK charity who provide Special Days for seriously ill young adults from the age of 16 to 40 years old.  The Charity was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Meg in memory of their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer at the age of 31.  I was among 10 photographer’s chosen to take part in a photographic project called “Just One Word” to mark the charity’s fulfillment of 10,000 Special Days.  Theodora is recovering from having Cancer, her Special Day was spending time and thanking the people who had helped her throughout her illness at a lunch in a local restaurant.  Each beneficiary chose a word that they found inspiring, Theodora chose Liberating, that was the closest word she felt after her experience of recovering.

TheodoraI shot a few different takes, but this was my favourite. Thanks to The Pro Centre and Rick at PaperHat.

http://www.willowfoundation.org.uk

I’m back from my trip and just editing my work, I will blog some of them through out this week.

According to Wikipedia, the Lalbagh Rock is one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3 million years.  I loved that people would come early morning and do a range of activities from stretching, yoga, meditation or just sit or lie flat on the rock.  I can see the attraction, it felt very calming and fresh, an uplifting start to the day._DSC1886 _DSC1869 _DSC2457 _DSC2340_DSC1888_DSC1890

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The exhibition title is taken from the Classic 1973 Hindi film, which in English translates as; food, clothing and shelter. The bare necessities of life.

Through the workshop we explored ideas of home, belonging, identity and located ourselves in a context of documenting the here and now, to touch and depict a diverse reality of people.

All seven photographer’s produced some very interesting work under limited time constriction. This project has given them a chance to develop a new body of work and the confidence to take it further.

We managed to get all the printing and frames ready in two days, thanks to Cop Shiva for his persistence.

Here’s a selection of their work.

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© Manju Mohanadas

© Manju Mohanadas

© Veena Narasasetty

© Veena Narasasetty

© Lekha Naidu

© Lekha Naidu

Bharath Haridas

Bharath Haridas

© Kartik Sood

© Kartik Sood

© Sameer Raichur

© Sameer Raichur

© Niranjan GH

© Niranjan GH

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I’m on a 3 week arts residency here in Bangalore, staying at No.1 Shanthi Road, a space specially set up for visiting artists. I’ve been facilitating a series of workshops with local young photographers.  We are already on our 2nd week and I’ll be curating an exhibition of their work to be launched in the art space at No.1 Shanthi Road on 25th July.  http://www.homelandsindia.com/blog.

I gave a talk at National Gallery of Modern Art about my work.  The guys in the pics were getting the tea ready beforehand…..it’s a beautiful building surrounded by lush trees and plants.

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I’m in Bangalore, been here for the past 2 weeks for the opening of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art.  The show was curated by Latika Gupta, from the British Council Collection and features my work.  I’m on a 3 week arts residency staying at 1Shanthi Road and have been conducting a series of workshops with young photographers.  We are already on our 2nd week and I will be curating an exhibition of their work to be launched in the gallery at 1 Shanthi Road on 25th July.  In between time I have also had the chance to take my own pictures, it’s been a nice break away from London and not having to think about work.  http://www.homelandsindia.com/blog

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I was one of many photographers invited by the Photographers’ Gallery to take part in this project which began 3 years ago, photographing a Londoner who originated from one of the 204 nations represented in the 2012 Olympic Games.  My portrait was of a young guy from South Korea called Sei Moon.

Here is the link to the official website to see more:    http://www.theworldinlondon.org.uk/#kor

The exhibition is an installation at two different public spaces:

Victoria Park, London E3, Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July – 12 August 2012

Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2AU, opposite Selfridges: 27 July – 30 August 2012

A snap shot of the installation in Victoria Park.